• PlanDSM

    Public Meetings will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on:

    February 24 - Municipal Service Center

    February 26 - Polk County River Place

    March 3 - Des Moines Public Library Downtown

    March 10 - Polk County River Place


    PlanDSM Website

  • Welcome to the City of Des Moines

    A major center for insurance, financial services and publishing, Des Moines has a lot to offer, such as affordable housing, short commute times, a diverse population, and was also recently named one of the best places to live on the Silicon Prairie.


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  • Des Moines Public Library Annual Report

    Read all about the GREAT CONNECTIONS the Des Moines Public Library has made over the past year - by providing a great collection, outstanding programs, and excellent customer service - to Des Moines residents and beyond.


    DMPL Annual Report

  • Best City for Young Professionals

    City Award - Best City for Young Professionals. Des Moines tops the list for the Best City for Young Professionals. Factors such as local unemployment rates, job growth projections and median salaries of 24 - 34 year old employed college grads.


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  • Spotlight on Des Moines

    Gray's Lake Park features the 1,400 foot-long Kruidenier Trail pedestrian bridge and a 1.9 mile trail around the lake. "...Residents can walk, bike, boat or fish -- right in the very heart of downtown," said Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.


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  • Iowa State Capitol

    The Iowa State Capitol is among the most beautiful state capitols in the country with its 275-foot, 23-karat gold leafed dome anchoring the east end of downtown Des Moines.


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  • East Village

    Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.


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  • World Food Prize

    Des Moines is home to the World Food Prize the foremost international award recognizing the achievements in advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.


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Voter Registration
Registration cards are available to anyone who is over seventeen and a half years of age. Registration cards may be obtained in person or by mail.  For more information on registering to vote, call the Polk County Election Office at (515) 286-3247 or visit their website. Either there website was down at the time or the link is no longer valid.  I tried bing and all of those links failed as well.
Other Records
The Polk County Recorder's Office contains valuable information concerning your home, family, business and recreation.  The Recorder's office maintains all official real estate documents and provides retrieval and reproduction of these records for the public and businesses.  Some of the official documents in this office are:

Deeds & Contracts                         State & Federal Tax Liens                   Mortgages

Birth/Death/Marriage Records        Assignments                                        Releases

Plats & Surveys                              Easements                                           Military Records

Polk County Administrative Bldg   Click Here for Directions
111 Court Ave Suite 250
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM       Holiday Schedule 2010                  Visit Polk County Recorder’s Website